What is planning poker? What does it estimate? Why is it effective?

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  • Poker planning, also known as planning poker or scrum poker, is an agile estimation technique used by teams to estimate the effort or complexity of work items, typically user stories, in software development projects.

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What is Poker Planning in Agile Estimation?

Planning poker is a consensus-based technique designed to make the estimation process engaging, collaborative, and more accurate. The process involves multiple team members, such as developers, testers, and sometimes the product owner. Each participant is given a set of cards, which are numbered to represent the complexity or effort required for tasks, usually in a sequence like Fibonacci (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.), although other sequences like T-shirt sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) can also be used.

What Does it Estimate?

Poker planning is used to estimate the effort, complexity or size of development goals, typically represented as user stories in the product backlog. The aim is to assign a relative point value to each story, which helps in understanding the workload and planning the sprint effectively.

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